ActiveBatch job scheduler feature: Web Services API

Programmatically retrieve, access, manage and submit information across your entire enterprise with a sophisticated scheduler API.

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Low-code API accessibility

ActiveBatch Web Services application programming interface (API), supporting SOAP 1.1 –1.2 and REST protocols, provides developers with an industry-standard and direct approach to programmatically invoke ActiveBatch methods to more easily interact with non-ActiveBatch programs and processes.

The ActiveBatch Web Services API is an efficient, comprehensive and powerful approach to programmatically retrieve, access, manage and submit information across your extended enterprise.

ActiveBatch also includes ABATCMD, a cross-platform command-line client built on Java that utilizes ActiveBatch Web Services to provide quick and easy access to basic ActiveBatch functionality without the need to program or script anything.

ActiveBatch Web Services API is included as part of the ActiveBatch core capabilities.

Key features of an effective job scheduler

The Web Services API is just one of many notable features of ActiveBatch, the easiest-to-use workload automation platform. Here are a few additional components that allow the solution to extend the power of your IT team.

Customizable job scheduling workflows

The best job schedulers offer the ability to tailor workflows to your business’s needs. You can use a solution like ActiveBatch to define and automate even the most intricate job sequences and dependencies. No matter how complex your job scheduling scenario, you need the flexibility to optimize your operational processes.

Real-time monitoring and alerts

Being able to keep a close eye on job execution and get immediate notifications when issues arise is essential. With ActiveBatch, you get immediate insights into the status of your scheduled jobs and can maintain smooth workflows by alerting users to potential problems before they escalate.

Scalability and flexibility

A scalable scheduler can handle increasing workloads whenever you need it to, whether that need for increased capacity is short-lived or permanent. The ability to integrate with other platforms and systems via extensions and ingest information via convenient tools like ActiveBatch’s Service Library and Super REST API adapter adds further flexibility and longevity to your job scheduling solution.

Support for complex scheduling scenarios

An advanced job scheduler supports intricate dependencies, conditional logic and multi-step workflows. You might choose to schedule jobs based on specific events, time windows or resource availability, and a capable scheduler can manage any of these demands effortlessly.

REST API design for ease of use

RESTful APIs are intuitive and straightforward, so having one built into your job scheduler means you can leverage its full capabilities with minimal effort. ActiveBatch is designed for infinite extensibility, which is clear in how its Web Services API enables enterprises to implement end-to-end workload automation.

Benefits of using ActiveBatch

As a powerful job scheduling solution, ActiveBatch can be a key tool in your workflow management strategy.

When you choose ActiveBatch, you’re choosing sophisticated workload automation that can help you generate:

  • Increased efficiency and productivity by reducing the time and effort required to manage jobs.

  • Lower costs due to less manual intervention and fewer errors.

  • Enhanced visibility and control over scheduled jobs across all business functions.

  • Improved reliability and performance of your IT and business processes.


What ActiveBatch Users are Saying

“If it’s digital, ActiveBatch can do it.”

—System Administrator, First Rate

Frequently Asked Questions

A job scheduler API is a programming interface that allows developers to automate and control the scheduling of jobs within a software environment. This type of API enables the creation, management and deletion of jobs. Through endpoints exposed by the API, users can specify job details such as jobname, runtime and the specific automation schema in the request body. Functions typically include running jobs at predetermined times or in response to specified events, managing job retries and overseeing job execution statuses.

Job scheduler APIs are essential in environments like Google Cloud, where managing and scaling numerous tasks efficiently is crucial.

Finding the right process automation tool for IT

An API scheduler refers to a tool or service that organizes and controls the timing and order of API calls within software applications or between services. It helps to efficiently manage the execution of multiple API requests by scheduling them based on predetermined conditions or dynamic requirements. This tool is especially useful for handling dependencies among tasks and making sure API calls occur at the right moment to maintain system integrity and performance.

Features of an API scheduler include webhook and callback setup, permissions handling and authentication with API keys to secure communication through headers.

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The API specification of a task scheduler outlines the technical details and protocol for interacting with the task scheduling service. This specification includes definitions of available endpoints, supported API calls, data structures and the necessary parameters for each function, such as job ID, jobname and runtime, all formatted in JSON. It also describes how to initiate job execution, manage job states, delete jobs and automate retries through post requests.

The specification ensures that developers understand authentication requirements, such as API keys and the necessary permissions for making API requests. It might also detail the use of webhooks or callbacks for event-driven job management. Developers can refer to the API reference for detailed documentation and may utilize an SDK to simplify interactions with the API.

The job scheduler process involves a series of steps and operations that a job scheduler undertakes to manage and execute schedule jobs within a system. This process begins with the definition of jobs through an API call where specific details like jobname, runtime and automation schema are specified. The scheduler then stores these configurations and monitors the system clock or listens for defined triggers to start job execution. Throughout the job lifecycle, the scheduler manages tasks such as retry attempts on failure, updating job statuses and invoking callbacks or webhooks as necessary.

This process is crucial for maintaining the efficiency and reliability of automated tasks.

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